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Hi everyone,

 

I'm a new registered member on the forum, although I have been reading anonymously for quite some time now. :)

 

After searching high and low for years, I thought I'd ask if anyone here has been able to find the blue or white Elco Atlantic Clipper airmail paper (writing pad) lately? I know it is (sadly!) not produced any longer, and my stock has run out.

 

If someone has seen this in a store, or has "overstock" they are willing to sell, I would be more than grateful to hear from you. Alternatively, if you know of another similar paper (unruled, thin and silky "airmail" paper, preferably A4), I'd also be interested. I have been writing on this paper for most of my life, and have yet to find another paper that compares to it.

 

I know there is a growing chance that this paper is not sold or found anywhere anymore, but I thought I'd ask - just in case.

 

I live in Scandinavia, so any physical stores in Denmark, Sweden or Finland would be of interest; but I'd be willing to order from anywhere, of course, as long as they deliver overseas.

 

A big thank you for any advice!

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Elco was also my favourite. The brown was so unusual, and the envelopes were so beautiful as well. You can still get Elco airmail envelopes, but they are not as light as they were.

 

I am sure you have heard of Tomoe River paper. I finally tried it recently, and I can heartily recommend Tomoe River white as a substitute for Elco. It does not come in blue, and the white is ivory rather than a pure white, but the paper is really, really good. If you are a big letter writer, there are places selling 1000 sheets!

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Still looking for ELCO Atlantic Clipper paper & envelopes? I found a "colorline" folio today of red, green and blue-grey air mail paper and envelopes.

Still contains 42 sheets (of the original 45), and 10 red, 10 green and 8 grey envelopes (of the original 30) with one envelope pack ribbon and the original quality control ship.

The sheets have separated from the adhesive top edge. Excellent condition; no odor.

Offers?

 

John

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Sailor Mike

I note from this topic thread that some of you are interested in acquiring ELCO Atlantic Clipper, A4-sized (i.e. 297 mm x 210 mm) airmail paper.

 

I have a few surplus, unopened, cellophane-wrapped, 50-sheet pads, of unlined, blue airmail paper of this brand, which bears the following description:

 

ELCO Atlantic Clipper 7 20 11 50 A4 (1A4 = 2,8g) 

 

Made in Switzerland by ELCO 

 

I interpret the "(1A4 = 2,8g)" to mean that each A4 sheet weighs 2.8 grams, which implies that this paper has a superficial density of 45 grams / m², compared to common photocopy or printer paper which typically has a superficial density of 80 grams / m².

 

In the past, I have used this type of airmail paper for overseas correspondence, successfully printed on both sides, using my Panasonic dot-matrix printer, with little if any show-through.

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Are you located somewhere in Europe, or in the continental US?  The paper sounds interesting, but I would not want to pay these days' international shipping rates.

 

Thank you for your post!

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Sailor Mike
On 4/1/2021 at 10:38 PM, abstract49 said:

Are you located somewhere in Europe, or in the continental US?  The paper sounds interesting, but I would not want to pay these days' international shipping rates.

 

Thank you for your post!

I am located in south east Essex, England, United Kingdom off the shore of north western Europe, close to the ZERO degrees Greenwich meridian.

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